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Are local trains mentioned in the mail covered under German - Austria Pass?

I wanted to by German-Austria Pass but I have some questions which need to be answered before buying. It is observed from Bahn website that so many trains are travelling between Germany and Austia including many local trains. So my question is that whether travelling by local train is free in this Pass ?

Other Question is below:

Are following trains covered under the German-Austria Pass as I am planning to travell in following routes:

1. BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) from Schliersee to Munchen Hbf and return.

2. S1 and S8 (S Bahn Directions) from Munich Airport to Munchen Hbf and return.

3. RB (Regional Bahn) from Munchen Hbf to Garmisch - Parlenking and return.

4. M (Meridian) from Salzburg to Rosenheim and return

5. EC (Euro City) from Munchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf and return

6. ICE (Intercity Express) from Munchen Hbf to Frankfurt Airport and return

7. ALX (Landerbahn und Vogtlandbahn-GmbH) from Munchen Hbf to Lindau Hbf and return

8. RE (Regional-Express) from Lindau to Buchloe

9. IRE (Interregio-Express) from Ulm Hbf to Lindau

10. IC (Intercity) from Munchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf

11. RJ (Railjet) from Munchen Hbf to Salzburg and return.

3 Rd Question is below:

On which train as mentioned in the question no. 2 reservation is required for me?

I would be appreciated if you solve my queries pointwise as expeditious as possible.

Thanking you.

Regards

Pankaj Shinde

9619449127

Official Answer
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Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Pankaj,

Thanks for your question.

Kindly note the details as mentioned below:

1. BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn) from Schliersee to Munchen Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass.

2. S1 and S8 (S Bahn Directions) from Munich Airport to Munchen Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass.

3. RB (Regional Bahn) from Munchen Hbf to Garmisch - Parlenking and return - Yes covered by the pass.

4. M (Meridian) from Salzburg to Rosenheim and return - Not covered by the pass.

5. EC (Eurocity) from Munchen Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass. Reservation required as these are border crossing trains.

6. ICE (Intercity Express) from Munchen Hbf to Frankfurt Airport and return - Yes covered by the pass. Reservation required on ICE Sprinter trains.

7. ALX (Landerbahn und Vogtlandbahn-GmbH) from Munchen Hbf to Lindau Hbf and return - Yes covered by the pass.

8. RE (Regional-Express) from Lindau to Buchloe - Yes covered by the pass.

9. IRE (Interregio-Express) from Ulm Hbf to Lindau - Yes covered by the pass.

10. IC (Intercity) from Munchen Hbf to Ulm Hbf - Yes covered by the pass.

11. RJ (Railjet) from Munchen Hbf to Salzburg and return - Yes covered by the pass. Reservation required as these are border crossing and high speed trains.

With a Eurail Austria - Germany Pass you can avail of unlimited travel on the national rail networks of Austria and Germany.

With this pass you can travel free on the regional trains of Austria and Germany.

Passes can be purchased up to 6 months before your first day of travel. The pass must be validated within 6 months from the original date of issue.

However reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass” & then feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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Are all trains mentioned above mail if totally free if I have German-Austria Pass? If not then please let us know that which train if not free for me under this pass.

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Hope this helps you.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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Thnx for your reply.

As you said that reservation is not required on ICE trains but it is required on ICE sprinters, then please tell us the following ICE train that whether reservation is required or not?

On 20th May, we are taking ICE 619 which leaves from Frankfurt Airport at 00:28am and reaches at 6:28am at Munchen Hbf. Also On 31st May, we are taking ICE 516 from Munchen Hbf at 13:47 to Frankfurt Airport which reaches at 17:22. Please confirm us whether these trains (ICE 619 and ICE 516) are required reservation or not.

As per your reply, it shows that reservations are not required only on ICE trains.

If reservations are required and if we dont take any reservation then can we board on these trains. Please clarify.

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Hello Pankaj,

Thanks for your question.

Please note that ICE sprinter trains have train number with 4 digits.

ICE 619 and ICE 516 are ICE trains and not ICE sprinter trains.

ICE trains are covered by the pass. Reservation required on ICE Sprinter trains.

Hope this helps !!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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That means reservations are not required on ICE 619 and ICE 516?

We have a First Class Pass of German-Austria.

If we board on these trains (ICE 619 and ICE 516) then we can seat anywhere in this train? Or any particular number is there?

As per your website, if I am booking this tickets, then it shows that reservation is required on these trains as it is high end speed train.

Please clarify with details.

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Can First class pass eligible for Second class? In other word, if seats are not there in First Class can we board on 2nd class compartment and seat as Frankfurt to Munchen takes around 5 hours journey.

Please explain with details.

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Hello Pankaj,

ICE (Intercity Express) from Munchen Hbf to Frankfurt Airport and return - Yes covered by the pass.

Reservations are required on ICE Sprinter trains.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass” & then feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

You can travel with a first class pass in a second class compartment. However the same cannot be reversed.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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Still your confusing me.

Dont reply with the sentence that reservations are reuried on ICE Sprinter trains.

Please tell us that whether reservation is required on ICE 619 and ICE 516? Yes or no?

In your website it is showing that reservation is reqried on ICE 619 and ICE 516.

Please clarify through email or call me at 9619449127.

Kindly do the needful.

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Hello Pankaj,

Since the ICE 619 is a overnight train reservation will be mandatory.

However ICE 516 is a day train reservations are not mandatory. You can make a seat reservation to have a guaranteed seat on the train.

Regarding your booking, may I request you to contact our fulfillment team. Our fulfillment team would be more than happy to help you.

You can mail us on the ‘Contact Us’ page. You would have to select ‘Already booked’ tab and send in your message.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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I am traveling by Eurocity (EC 196) from Munchen Hbf at 07:17am to Lindau Hbf reaches at 09:47am on May 30, 2014.

Please confirm me whether EC 196 requires a reservations or not as this Eurocity train is not border crossing train.

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Hello Pankaj,

Thanks for your reply.

Reservation is not mandatory on this train as it is not a border crossing train.

You can travel on this train with your pass.

Hope this helps!!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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